AimÃ© Leon Dore, the endlessly cool New York City-basedÂ label founded by Teddy Santis, bends menâ€™s genre by forcefully exemplifying what streetwear should look like and how good menswear doesnâ€™t have to take itself so seriously.
Leaning sharply into traditional menâ€™sÂ fashion with a heavy sporting influence â€” as seen through its in-house Sonny New York hoops label â€” AimÃ©, for several seasons now, has producedÂ Bespoke Air Force 1s to further accentuate the influence classic basketball silhouettes have on its brandsâ€™ premise. Santis, this year, has crafted his best pair yet.
What makes AimÃ© special is widely available for viewing with this edition of Bruce Kilgoreâ€™s famed design. While the entire menâ€™s fashion industry is producing cozy fleeces similar to those that Patagonia has made for decades, AimÃ©, in contrast, employs a variationÂ of this on-trend material for its ongoing Air Force 1 project.
Utilizing a pinwheel of color positioned in space toÂ stand singularly, compartmentalized shades embolden this fuzzy Air Force 1 including a vibrant Hunter Green panel and an Oxblood flooded heel. Branding, both elegant and muted, is simply stamped at the tongue in one of the brandâ€™s signature fonts.
At this time itâ€™s unclear if the AimÃ© Leon Dore x Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke will be available for purchase. Past editions have been seen in the wild yet in very limited numbers. But if any Air Force 1 should release to close the year, it should certainly be this one.